This section covers all the relevant information you will need, it has all of our policies and guides. As well as all the dates and events which are happening at our school. You will also find a copy of our ‘School Prospectus’ and latest OFSTED report.
Check out our Parent Questionnaire Responses for January 2016.
- Safeguarding Policy
- Teacher Appraisal Policy
- SEND information report
- Accessibility Plan
- Equality Statement
- Charging policy
- EYFS transition policy Nursery Reception
- Learning and Teaching Policy
- Home School Agreement
- SEND Policy
- Health Safety Policy
- Pupil Premium Policy
- Complaints Procedure
- Behaviour Policy
- Attendance Policy
- Medical Policy
- SRE Policy
- Data Protection and Freedom of Information
- Assessment Procedures
- Volunteer Helpers in School
- NQT Policy
- Admission Policy
- Support Staff Appraisal Policy
- Greivance Policy
- Educational Visits Policy
At Woodford Green Primary we treat each pupil as a unique individual, and tailor the education we provide to their needs. The school's policy for special educational needs follows the national Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice. This was updated and implemented in September, 2014.
Parents who feel their child may have special educational needs should contact the Inclusion Manager or the Headteacher to discuss their concern. It may then be deemed appropriate to contact outside agencies for further assessment to be made and to recommend a particular programme for the child.
Children who have special educational needs may need extra help with learning either in the classroom or in small group situations. The Educational Psychologist visits regularly to talk to parents, children and teachers.
‘Special educational needs’ relates not only to those requiring extra help because of a measure of difficulty but also to those who are more able. Small groups may be arranged to cover an aspect of learning in more depth, or extension work may be given in the classroom.
The Woodford Green Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy is based on the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2015).
The Code of Practice provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations and applies to England. It relates to children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and disabled children and young people.
This policy has been written with reference to the following related guidance and documents:
- Equality Act 2010: advice for schools DfE Feb 2013
- Schools SEN Information Report Regulations (2014)
- Statutory Guidance on Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions April 2014
- The National Curriculum in England Key Stage 1 and 2 framework document Sept 2013
- Safeguarding Policy
- Accessibility Plan
- Teachers Standards 2012
Waltham Forest also have a Local Offer. Please click HERE to view the Local offer.
This offers services that are available for children and young people in Waltham Forest with special educational needs and / or disabilities aged from birth to 25.
Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to ‘close the gap’ and to raise attainment and improve progress.
Please see the attached Pupil Premium Policy below, for further information
Children who are eligible include:
- Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
- Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
- Children of armed services personnel.
At Woodford Green Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this policy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Not all children receiving free school meals will necessarily be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.
- All work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations or ensuring very good progress from their personal starting points. This will mainly be in the curriculum areas of maths and English.
Please find our 2017-2018 PE and Sports Premium impact statement below
Woodford Green Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and values the vital contribution all Governors and staff make to safeguarding children.
We are committed to safer recruitment and carry out enhanced DBS and List 99 checks before issuing a start date. We strive to make sure that every student in our school feels secure, well cared for, and is supported to reach their full potential.
We will ensure all our staff, other professionals, parents and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.
The Academy actively strives to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries.
If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child or adult at the school please do not hesitate to contact us.
The School Lead Designated Child Protection Officer is PJ Prince (Headteacher)
The Deputy Lead Designated Child protection person is Charlotte Linden (Deputy Headteacher)
The contact details are:
Telephone: 0208 504 1629
Please see our Safeguarding Policy and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 below
Computer literacy is an essential skill in the modern world. All children at Woodford Green Primary have the opportunity to work with computers and digital equipment from age four to eleven. They are taught how to use ICT tools safely to find, explore, analyse and present information responsibly and creatively in order to advance their learning across the curriculum.
While technology can help us communicate, do work, learn and have fun, it is also important to remember that technology can potentially be dangerous.
We recognise the importance of educating children and young people in using these technologies safely. This is achieved by ensuring children within our school understand the benefits and risks of using this technology. We provide safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.
Promoting e-safety at home
It is important that you regularly talk to your children about how to keep safe when accessing the online world. It is important that children understand that internet use is underpinned by trust but at the same time children should understand that there are consequences for misuse of this technology.
Dialogue: Talk to your child about their online use on a regular basis. When opening the conversation with your child start with positives, finding out as much as you can about what your child does online and what it means to them. Ask your child to teach you how they use the internet, learn which websites or tools they like to use and why. Regularly discuss the dangers of the internet and what they can do if they find themselves in difficult situation. Talk to your child about what it might be appropriate or inappropriate to share online – this includes photos, videos, comments and personal information.
Location: Make sure mobile devices or computers are in communual family ares in bedrooms, especially after bed time.
Online Safety: Install antivirus softwares, secure your internet connection and use 'Parental Control' functions to block unsutiable content. Information on how to do this is available from your internet provider.
To find out more about how to stay safe using technology click on the links and download the documents below: